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  1. The conventional wisdom today is “let’s make it easier to start a business.” But what makes Silicon Valley great is not that it’s easy to start a business. It’s that it’s possible to start another one after you fail. That’s why the ones . . .Read More
    -- William P. Barnett

  2. If people come to you with vague words like attractive market and synergy, best practices and all of these kinds of things that you cannot reduce to leverage and enhancement, chances are you’re being dragged into a bit of an acquisition trap that m . . .Read More
    -- Gerald Adolph

  3. Running an idea campaign is a popular method for tapping into the creativity of an organization. There is only one problem with them. They kill creativity. If there is an unmet need to be listened to in an organization, an idea campaign might create . . .Read More
    -- Joakim Ahlström

  4. The fundamental challenge in organizational design is managing the tension between division of labor and integration of efforts. People often make the mistake of emphasizing the former at the expense of the latter. They may devise an organizational s . . .Read More
    -- Phanish Puranam

  5. Boards should have at least one person who has the responsibility to think like an activist investor. Many boards are caught unaware because no director is playing that role.
    -- Donald Gogel

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